Tehran defers new trial of UK-Iranian ‘hostage’ Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Tehran on Sunday abruptly postponed a new trial of British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, according to her husband, who accused the Islamic republic of treating his wife as “a piece of bait”.

“Yes, today’s hearing was postponed,” Richard Ratcliffe told AFP in London. Her Iranian lawyer was told “the case was not happening today”, but no explanation was offered by the court as to when it might now happen, he said.

There was no immediate comment from Iranian authorities,…

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